Java News from Monday, December 18, 2006

Next month, I will be teaching a one-day course on “Test driven Development with JUnit” at Polytechnic University's CATT Center in Brooklyn.. This course offers attendees a solid, hands-on practical introduction to test driven development in Java with the JUnit framework. Attendees will develop a simple application using test-first techniques and learn about assertions, fixtures, test cases, code coverage, and test-driven debugging.

We'll be using the open source Eclipse Integrated Development Environment, though essentially all of the techniques covered work similarly with other IDEs, or indeed with no IDE at all. No prior experience with JUnit or Eclipse is required. Students should be comfortable with the Java programming language.

Unlike most of my Poly courses, this one is open to the general public. The cost is $595 for participant. (CATT Associate Member Firms may register up to five people for free.) The course is hands-on and takes place, Friday, January 19, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. her stages of the software development process as well. Please register by fax (718-260-3074) or e-mail ( by January 12, 2007, but please keep in mind that seating is limited and early registration usually guarantees you a seat.